Ankara prints have flourished over the past couple of years, rather than an aso ebi only affair women have begun to incorporate it into their every day wear from what to wear to work, to a casual affair. The modern day African designer have fused the Ankara into their designs to represent culture and contemporary styles, this gesture is what caused the influx of Ankara as an everyday staple.
Ankara has become a way to set the trend ( Remember Rihanna’s Print dress to the White House), a way to show that we are in love with this versatile fabric even though it was originally meant for the Indonesian market, a way to show that the subsequent designs after the failure in the Indonesian market resonate with the African culture and traditions, a way to beat non-African designers at their game and a way to show that we are Africans and Proud.
The Ankara fabric is a statement and it has become loud and clear now that we have it as our daily staple there is no limit to the designs we can create. Although there are a lot of people stuck in the past, and they clearly haven’t gotten the memo that says “Ankara has taken over the world”, well not to worry if you don’t have a contemporary Ankara style somewhere in your closet then you need to check out this basic modern Ankara looks you can pull off.
Ankara styles anyone can pull off:
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